Remember that time Stan Lee Posed Naked at Marvel Comic Offices? (NSFW)

Stan Lee Naked

Yes it is true. Stan the Man Lee posed naked, or at least near naked with an over sized comic book covering his junk back in 1983. Apparently before Marvel was owned by Disney and was producing major blockbuster movies, the offices of Marvel Comics was a very fun place to work. As to why he posed naked, well this is the direct excerpt from the book – Marvel Comics: The Untold Story:

STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown)
When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office hijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)

So why did he do it? Why the fuck not? If I was in his position, I’d do the same fucking thing. This man is awesome and this makes me respect him even more! He has helped comic books and is possibly one of the most well known comic book writer of all time. I will not go into anything about his involvement with character creation and how much he had to do with certain characters because that is a whole different topic. But this pic deserves to be shared everywhere.

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